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we'll add some fuel for the rumor mill...

 

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Civilial blackhawk? Odd seeing a military helicopter with an "N" # in bright yellow. Looks like maybe the test bed for the new blades.

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Pretty funny reading some of these stories. They would blow the thing wether it is secret slealth tech or not. It is a standard practice in areas where security and recovery of an aircraft is not possible.

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Civilial blackhawk? Odd seeing a military helicopter with an "N" # in bright yellow. Looks like maybe the test bed for the new blades.

 

BlackHawk S70i ~ flight testing... first flight for the S70i was just last july 2010... also from what I understand they were testing the weapons system...

 

The S-70i helicopter is designed with a modular platform that can be configured to meet specific customer requirements. Its standard baseline configuration includes the latest technology with fully-developed advanced features such as:

 

* A fully-integrated digital glass cockpit that is instrument flight rules (IFR)-capable, a dual digital automatic flight control system (AFCS) and coupled flight director

 

* An active vibration control system to smooth the overall ride of the aircraft and improve the life cycle of air vehicle and dynamic system components

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Civilial blackhawk? Odd seeing a military helicopter with an "N" # in bright yellow. Looks like maybe the test bed for the new blades.

 

Those blades have been equipped on current UH-60M helicopters in service with the Army for the last 3 years. My unit was the first to receive and combat deploy with the "M" model helicopters of the UH-60 series, and they were the first type to be put into service with those blades. The only added benefits were an increase in total lift for the helicopter, a cut-down on required maintenance for the individual blades, and a more robust aerodynamic design.

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